May 8, 2019

On April 29, 2019, the President, or someone slightly more literate than he, issued a memo in response to the large number of people apprehended at the southern border this year.  The memo directs the attorney general and the secretary of homeland security to propose r...

October 4, 2018

Judge Chen granted the plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction, thus stopping the government from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The judge ruled that the government must maintain TPS, and...

April 20, 2018

Myth: The H-1B program gluts the market with hundreds of thousands of new foreign workers.

Fact: The number of H-1B visas is limited to an annual statutory cap of 65,000 visas. An additional 20,000 visas are made available to foreign professionals who graduate with a Ma...

March 9, 2018

The United States has sued California because of its status as a sanctuary state. California state and local officials either won't help the federal government round up and deport undocumented immigrants or otherwise refuse to participate in the enforcement of federal...

January 10, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge William F. Alsup ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for DACA under the same terms and conditions that were in effect before Trump administration officials announced last September that they would wind down the...

December 8, 2017

Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint on December 6, on behalf of 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. The operation used unaccompanied immigrant children who were seeking refuge from the brutali...

November 7, 2017

One of the complaints that immigrants and their lawyers had about the legal immigration system when President Obama was elected was that despite paying extraordinarily high user fees to file immigration related petitions and applications, the agencies in question took...

October 18, 2017

The latest version of the travel ban — the third — limits travel from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. The nations of Chad, North Korea and Venezuela have been added. And Sudan, which was part of the original ban, has been dropped. It is contained in Presidential...

October 16, 2017

The Trump administration's Muslim ban burst on the scene with a lot of fanfare and chaos at the airports, and a display of almost comical incompetence by the new president.  The initial ban was sloppily drafted by White House officials eager to make good on the Muslim...

October 11, 2017

This office has noticed a culture change in the various offices of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State with respect to the processing of benefits for immigrants and non-immigrants. The primary indication of this culture change is evident in...

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